Conrad Glazier Receives National FFA Honor
Last weekend, Mc- Connellsburg FFA member Conrad Gla-zier was awarded his American FFA Degree, an honor bestowed on a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence. In fact, in 1988, Conrad’s father, Curtis, was the last FFA member from Mc- Connellsburg to receive an American FFA Degree. Each recipient was presented with a gold American Degree Key and certificate in front of 12,000 people on stage in Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis, Ind.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program that they start or own, or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service as well as demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. Conrad’s SAE project was working on his grandfather’s dairy farm and a crop farm in Indiana County, Pa.
Less than 3 percent of all FFA members ever achieve their American Degree. This year, 3,245 members from all over the United States received their degree. The American FFA Degree is sponsored by Case IH, Farm Credit, Elanco, Dupont Pioneer and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agriculture education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through 12 nationwide. All three Fulton County high schools currently have chapters with over 100 active members.